College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
17-1
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
3-15
SOR Leader
Villanova
17-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
16-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East17-111712
2PurduePURBig Ten18-2227210
3VirginiaUVAACC16-135334
4DukeDUKEACC16-241641
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten16-35791735
6CincinnatiCINAmerican16-261231426
7KansasKUBig 1215-371587
8GonzagaGONZWCC16-381051957
9North CarolinaUNCACC15-49253
10Texas TechTTUBig 1215-310431216
11Wichita StateWICHAmerican15-311882327
12West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-31225918
13XavierXAVBig East17-3132175
14CreightonCREIBig East15-414472223
15ClemsonCLEMACC15-31541136
16Ohio StateOSUBig Ten16-416141119
17Saint Mary'sSMCWCC17-2173354146
18TCUTCUBig 1214-418282017
19MichiganMICHBig Ten16-419381530
20TennesseeTENNSEC12-52031814
21ArizonaARIZPac-1215-421572720
22Notre DameNDACC13-622636254
23NevadaNEVMW17-3231572821
24MiamiMIAACC13-424563322
25FloridaFLASEC13-52592633

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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